I love to travel to new locales and, what else? Enjoy the food that helps make the area famed. Pimento Cheese Spread is new to me, and I just wonder where it’s been all my life! This Southern classic is versatile, not to mention delicious.
Seems like the South is in my future, at least in some capacity. My sister and her family recently moved to North Carolina, and my husband has been traveling regularly to Charleston, South Carolina, for his new company (follow Job Market Maker on Twitter. Yes, I inserted the shameless plug.)
One thing that keeps coming up in conversations with both my sister and my husband is the prevalence of pimento cheese at the restaurants and gatherings they’re visiting. I’m a cheese loooooover, and hearing about this spread (as I understand, it’s also served as a sandwich filling, as a condiment for burgers, and even added to deviled eggs) has had my mouth watering and mind wondering.
I couldn’t take it anymore, and since I haven’t yet scheduled a visit to either of the Carolinas, I had to try my hand at Pimento Cheese Spread. It’s really a simple recipe, and the results are overwhelmingly delicious. I have to say that instead of quelling my curiosity, making my own has actually whet my appetite to try as many varieties as possible (hello elliptical)!
This Pimento Cheese Spread is rich and creamy, as you’d expect. For a little personal, Southwestern flair, I added adobo sauce and green onion to mix things up. I really love this version, but the possibilities are endless.
Pimento Cheese Spread would be fabulous served as an appetizer at a get together, spread on crunchy bread and eaten in front of the T.V. on a Tuesday night, or as an indulgent lunch any day of the week. Give it a try for some Southern fabulousness.